This quick and easy Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus is a wonderful combination of flavors. A take off the traditional hummus recipe, but spiced-up a bit.
If you like the combination of jalapeños and cilantro you are going to love this hummus. A friend of mine shared her grocery store purchased jalapeño hummus with me and I couldn’t stop eating it, so delicious. 😋
Inspired, I decided to make my own Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus. Traditional hummus recipes use tahini, I didn’t have any so I left it out.
Let’s talk about cilantro. The grocery store hummus had little or no cilantro added. I love it, so I added a great big hand full.
Cilantro is an herb many don’t like, it has been described as having a soapy taste. However, I think it adds loads of flavor and complexity. If you really don’t like it, simply leave it out. 🙁
For an extra layer of goodness I added sliced tomatoes and red onions mixed with more cilantro on top.
This tasty snack comes together in no time. It all goes into a food processor or blender and blended until smooth and creamy.
Optional add-in is an avocado, for added flavor and creaminess.
Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus
- 2 15oz. cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 to 3 cloves of garlic
- juice of 1 lime and 1 lemon or simply use one of the same
- 2 to 3 jalapeño peppers, diced, more if you like it really spicy
- 1 or 2 hand fulls of fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon cumin (optional)
- salt to taste
- Tomato Topping
- 1 1/2 cup sliced grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped red onions
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Salt and pepper to taste
- drizzle of avocado or olive oil
- Place all hummus ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer to serving bowl.
- In another bowl mix together the tomato topping ingredients and spoon some of the mixture on top of the hummus.
- Serve with veggie slices, tortilla chips or crackers.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 149kcal Calories from fat 37|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||24%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|